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The purpose of the publication of articles is to advance the theory, a new novel that will be of both interest and value.
Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts of LETTERS. Letters are four page articles designed to provide rapid dissemination of original, cutting-edge ideas and timely, significant contributions in signal, image, speech, language and audio processing.
Submissions/resubmissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.
Every manuscript must:
By submission of your manuscript to this Letters, all listed authors have agreed to the authorship list and all the contents and confirm that the work is original and that figures, tables and other reported results accurately reflect the experimental work. In addition, the authors all acknowledge that they accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay color charges, and any other charges and fees associated with publication of the manuscript. Such charges are not negotiable and cannot be suspended. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining consent from all co-authors and, if needed, from sponsors before submission.
In order to be considered for review, a paper must be within the scope of the journal and represent a novel contribution. A paper is a candidate for an Immediate Rejection if it is of limited novelty, e.g. a straightforward combination of theories and algorithms that are well established and are repeated on a known scenario. Experimental contributions will be rejected without review if there is insufficient experimental data. The Letters are published in English. Papers that have a large number of typographical and/or grammatical errors will also be rejected without review.
In addition to presenting a novel contribution, acceptable manuscripts must describe and cite related work in the field to put the contribution in context. Do not give theoretical derivations or algorithm descriptions that are easily found in the literature; merely cite the reference.
New and revised manuscripts should be prepared following the "Manuscript Submission" guidelines below, and submitted to the online manuscript system, ScholarOne Manuscripts. Do not send original submissions or revisions directly to the Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editors; they will access your manuscript electronically via the ScholarOne Manuscripts system.
Resubmission of Previously Rejected Manuscripts. Authors of a manuscript that has been rejected, from any journal, except for reasons of scope, are allowed to resubmit their manuscript only once. At the time of submission, you will be asked whether your manuscript is a new submission or a resubmission of an earlier rejected manuscript. If it is a resubmission of a manuscript previously rejected from any journal, except for reasons of scope, you are required to submit a supporting document detailing how the resubmission has addressed the concerns raised during the previous review.
Preprints. Authors may post preprints of the submitted manuscript (i.e., preprints that are identical to the submitted manuscript, except for minor differences) on their personal website, on their employer’s website, and/or on approved third-party preprint servers. Please refer to the IEEE Author Center for complete information, i.e., IEEE Post-Publication Policies and IEEE Post-Publication Policies Infographic. Upon submission, authors are requested to provide a complete list (including URLs) of all posted preprints of the submitted manuscript. These preprints should not be included in the submitted manuscript’s reference list.
All other posted preprints (i.e., preprints by the authors that are not identical to the submitted manuscript, and all other preprints by the authors and/or by other authors) are considered to be prior work. Therefore, for the purpose of evaluating novelty as well as potential plagiarism and self-plagiarism, these other preprints should be included in the submitted manuscript’s reference list whenever relevant, following common practice.
However, if the submitted manuscript is based on one or more other posted preprints, which are not identical to the submitted manuscript but which the authors nevertheless wish to exclude as prior art for the purpose of evaluating novelty, potential plagiarism, and self-plagiarism, authors should explain in detail how these preprints relate to the manuscript, and why these preprints should not be considered prior work. The explanation of how these preprints relate to the manuscript should also be included in a footnote in the manuscript, with the preprints included in the submitted manuscript’s reference list.
Author Misconduct. Author misconduct includes plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and research misconduct, including falsification or misrepresentation of results. All forms of misconduct are unacceptable and may result in sanctions and/or other corrective actions. Plagiarism includes copying someone else’s work without appropriate credit, using someone else’s work without clear delineation of citation, and the uncited reuse of an author’s previously published work that also involves other authors. Self-plagiarism involves the verbatim copying or reuse of an authors own prior work without appropriate citation, including duplicate submission of a manuscript elsewhere (journal or conference), and submission of two different manuscripts which overlap substantially in language or technical contribution. The aforementioned forms of author misconduct also cover materials from third party servers (such as Arxiv). Also, papers including inappropriate or abusive language are subject to Immediate Rejection.
For more information on the definitions, investigation process, and corrective actions related to author misconduct, see the Signal Processing Society Policies and Procedures Manual, Section 6.1. Author misconduct may also be actionable by the IEEE under the rules of Member Conduct.
conference to Journal Papers. It is acceptable for short, up to six (double-column) pages, conference papers to be used as the basis for a more fully developed journal publication. However, authors are required to cite their related prior work, either in the introduction or in a footnote. The papers cannot be identical, and the journal paper should be justified by a clearly identifiable benefit that its publication offers to the research community beyond the already published conference paper. For example, the journal paper may include additional analysis, novel algorithmic enhancements, added theoretical work, completeness of exposition, extensive experimental validation, etc. The added benefits of the journal paper must either be apparent from a reading of the introduction or abstract, or should be clearly and concisely explained in a separate document that accompanies the submission.
Present your journal paper at an upcoming conference. SPS conferences and workshops can offer opportunities for accepted authors of SPS journals to present their results to conference attendees. Authors are encouraged to visit the conference or workshop website for specific information and deadlines on how and when to submit your journal paper to a conference or workshop. Since the paper has been accepted and published by IEEE, no further review of the paper is required. However, it is at discretion of the conference organizers on whether to accept the paper for presentation at the conference. Accepted journal papers will be included in the conference proceedings given to conference attendees, but will not be published in the proceedings that appear on IEEE Xplore.
Submissions must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
Submission Format. Authors are required to prepare manuscripts employing the on-line style files developed by IEEE, which include guidelines for abbreviations, mathematics, and graphics. All manuscripts accepted for publication will require the authors to make final submission employing these style files. The style files are available on the web through the IEEE Template Selector. (LaTeX and MS Word). You will need to click "IEEE Template Selector" and follow the instructions for the template you need.
Please note the following requirements about the abstract:
In addition to written abstracts, papers may include a graphical abstract; see "Preparing Supplementary Materials" for options and format requirements.
IEEE supports the publication of author names in the native language alongside the English versions of the names in the author list of an article. For more information, see "Structure Your Article" webpage, section titled “Authors.
Refining the Use of English Language in Your Manuscript:
English language editing services can help refine the language of your article and reduce the risk of rejection without review. IEEE authors are eligible for discounts at several language editing services; visit the "Structure Your Article" webpage, section titles "Refining the Use of English in Your Article" to learn more. Please note these services are fee-based and do not guarantee acceptance. You are also free to ask a colleague who is fluent in English to assist with editing. However, if the revised manuscript does not meet the English usage criteria, then you are required to use a language editing service for a fee, or you must withdraw the manuscript.
Single-blind review process. The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual (IEEE PSPB) (sections 8.2.1.C & 8.2.2.A). Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.
Communication regarding your submission. While most communication will occur between the AE and authors during the peer review process, there may be times when authors have general questions about the process. Authors are encouraged to reach out to the Publications Coordinator of the publication to which they have submitted if they have any questions about their submission or the peer review process. When communicating with an administrator about a submission, please always include the submissions’ ScholarOne Manuscripts ID number and the title of your submission.
Accepted papers. As of 01-Feb-2018, the Signal Processing Society does not permit changes to a manuscript after it has been accepted for publication. During each stage of the submission/revision process, authors are required to upload a "Formatted (Double Column) Main File - PDF Document Only" version of their manuscript. If your manuscript is accepted in this round of review, the "Formatted (Double Column) Main File - PDF Document Only" file will be posted to IEEE Xplore as an early access article. For this reason, we ask that the "Formatted (Double Column) Main File - PDF Document Only" be publication ready.
During the revision process, please be sure to remove any colored text or annotations and add any acknowledgments that you would like included in your "Formatted (Double Column) Main File - PDF Document Only." Additionally, if you would like to include an annotated manuscript for reviewers, please upload it as a supporting document.
Open Access. The publication is a hybrid journal, allowing either Traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (author-pays OA) manuscript submission. Upon submission of your final files, if you choose to have your manuscript be an Open Access article, you commit to pay the discounted OA fee if your manuscript is accepted for publication in order to enable unrestricted public access. The OA fee is $2,345. Any other application charges (such as charge for the use of color in the print format) will be billed separately once the manuscript formatting is complete but prior to the publication. If you would like your manuscript to be a Traditional submission, your article will be available to qualified subscribers and purchasers via IEEE Xplore. No OA payment is required for Traditional submission. Corresponding authors from low-income countries are eligible for waived or reduced open access APCs.
Note: If you would like to submit to a fully Open Access journal, please see the Information for Authors for the IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing
Color Graphics. All SPS publications are online-only, so color graphics are always free of charge.